The Industry Studies Association (ISA) invites nominations for its annual dissertation award competition for 2015. The goal of the award is to recognize and reward outstanding doctoral research in the area of industry studies. Industry studies research includes research that demonstrates significant personal investment in developing an understanding of the markets, firms and institutions of an industry and frequently involves the integration of direct observation with appropriate theory and analysis. The Industry Studies Association is dedicated to advancing academic research that is grounded in a deep knowledge of a particular industry or industries. The award is accompanied by a $500 honorarium for first prize and a $250 honorarium for second prize. Click here to view previous winners.

Join us for for the 2016 Industry Studies Conference!  The conference will feature two full days of paper sessions incorporating several plenary sessions and will include a professional development workshop for early career scholars. Take a look at the call for papers and consider joining us in Minneapolis!

We cordially invite submissions of individual papers and panels of papers for the 2016 Industry Studies Conference, to be held May 24 - May 26 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Industry studies research is grounded in observations of firms and workplaces and in a deep understanding of the markets, institutions, and technologies that shape the competitive environment.  It draws on a wide range of academic disciplines and fields, including economics and other social sciences, management, operations research, engineering, labor markets and employment relations, and other related research and policy areas.

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